Danish Braided Bun with Almonds

On dine chez Nanou

If you are having friends over for coffee, or need a snack for a book club party, then try this recipe for Danish Braided Bun with Almonds. It is a rich and flavorful bread that is perfect paired with coffee or tea. The topping is sweet and salty, and packed with flavor. This recipe uses fresh yeast, so you will need to make sure you have time to let the dough rise before baking. We hope you and your loved ones enjoy it as much as we do.


  • 25 grams fresh yeast
  • 2 grams milk
  • 1 egg
  • 50 grams sugar
  • 400 grams wheat flour
  • 75 grams softened butter
  • salt
  • 75 grams almond paste
  • 75 grams sugar
  • 75 grams softened butter
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • almond flakes


  1. Bun Preparation:
  2. Dissolve the yeast in the milk and let it stand for 5 minutes. Add the egg, sugar, flour, butter, and a pinch of salt. Knead in the food processor
  3. Knead with the food processor until the dough no longer sticks to the sides of the bowl. Remove from the food processor bowl, form a ball of dough and place it in a bowl. Cover the bowl with a cloth, and let rise for 45 minutes in a warm place.
  4. Place the dough on a floured surface, divide the dough in 2 pieces.
  5. Flatten each piece of dough and fold in half widthwise, then roll it into a long strip about 20 centimeters long.
  6. Place on a baking tray covered with parchment paper.
  7. Topping Preparation:
  8. In a bowl, mix the almond paste, sugar, butter, and cinnamon. You should get a thick paste.
  9. Gently spread this mixture on each long dough strand using a knife.
  10. This is a bit tricky because the dough is very soft and the mixture is a little thick. Then braid the two strands of dough.
  11. Let rise for 30 minutes.
  12. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  13. Glaze the braid with a beaten egg, even on the parts coated with the mixture of almond paste.
  14. Sprinkle with sliced almonds.
  15. Bake for 20 minutes.
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